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Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 5: Livelihoods recovery

September 2006 — By Lesley Adams, Paul Harvey

This is the fifth of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash-based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide.

This Issue Paper looks at the use of cash in support of livelihoods recovery. Key issues to consider include: What are the objectives of the cash provision, and how is the cash going to be targeted? How much money should be provided? For how long? What is the appropriate balance between credits and grants? What complementary interventions might be necessary?

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